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How to Avoid Blocked Drains

As you probably know, property maintenance is part and parcel of homeownership and rather than waiting for something to happen, there are proactive steps that you can take to reduce the risk of a blocked drain.

  • Annual drain inspection – To avoid blocked drains in Swindon, you should ask a local drain specialist to carry out a thorough inspection, plus the technician would rinse out the system with a power wash. The drain expert has CCTV buggies that enable a close-up look and that means weaknesses can be revealed and repaired.
  • Install drain guards – You can buy fine mesh guards and install them on all sinks and showers and this will prevent any soap or hair residue from going into the drain. A small clump of hair, for example, might be caught by a partial blockage, which eventually leads to a total blockage.
  • Avoid putting food waste down the kitchen sink – It only takes a little to start a partial blockage, especially if cooking grease gets down the drain, as this can solidify and form the basis for a blockage. Call a family meeting and inform everyone about this, which should ensure clear drains. You could turn one corner of your garden into a veggie patch and use food waste to make nutrients and once all family members know, they will put food waste in a special bin located nearby.

Plug filters are essential and with regular drain inspections, your drains should work as they are designed.

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